Mine closure planning involves planning effectively for the final land form after mining and or mineral processing complete. – all activities required before, during, and after the operating life of the mine or plant that are needed to produce an acceptable final landform economically. Closure performance refers to the activities near and after mine closure and post-closure monitoring and how well activities listed in the agreed closure plan carried out.
A mine begins to close the day it opens. Decisions made during the mine planning and development phase – and even earlier, during the exploration phase – have profound effects on the ultimate closure plan, its cost, and the resulting closure performance. These decisions need to be made within a framework of closure planning to realize successful final land form.
CECL was actively participated development and implement the first mine closure plan in Tanzania for the Golden Pride Project in Nzega, located in the Central Western of Tanzania. The project was owned by Resolute Mining Ltd of Australia.